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Re: Alternative to Facebook



I just found this discussion. Interesting :)

In the past I did some posts in and (not all of them are applicable though).

But i think my scope goes wider than just the semantic web and open stack integration.

My main focus is the end goal which is why i once created but never came to it to really expand on this.

It’s nice to see another step closer to this direction.

I think we’re heading in a certain direction. IBM has opened the connected planet initiative. It means that everything will be connected with everything. The problem is that the large companies are mainly focussed on other companies and not on households. But households are little companies. They face the same problems as any other organizations.

Households until now have been immature. They have an addressbook while companies have CRM systems. They have a grocery list while companies have ERP systems. they have no requirements management, no configuration management and they don’t do projects.

Households do use software, unfortunately they have to buy them in a store, whole no household group ever made a list of requirements first and only then a bunch of software writers would write a solution matching those requirements.

Now what are the use cases present in a household?

But most of important of all, they lack any processes while companies have been doing process improvement for years.

The funny thing is that households, companies, countries are scalable organizations. You find the same processes though only on a larger scale. Large enterprises have been able to invest a lot of money to invent wonderful things. I think many of these can be scaled down to household level. The benefit of this is that a household can easily grow to a company to a enterprise and already know that the architectural patterns behind it are correct.

Problem is households are chaos and are lacking budget.

Some households members though have already installed a server in their home. And some software. They are represented as nodes but they lack both professional software and processes.

So how are we going to improve households? One thing we know is that many household members are at least part of a social network. Unfortunately there is not much coding we can do there. Intuitively many household members have started a `weblog`.

What they are actually doing when `weblogging´ is representing pieces of their requirements hierarchy whether it is about their goals, interests, project in their households, todo items it boils down to an unstructured representation of something that could be somewhat more structured. They auto discover their goals.

So we have to treat each household as a `node`, and we also have create an architectural reference household framework on which each household can leverage to pick out the elements to create their own implementation.

And yes, of course that includes their social network also. But also their budget management, the goals of the household and the budgets the household assigns to certain posts to reach those goals.

So… uhm… no i’m not drunk :) p.s.: (why the whole world is wrong about weblogs)

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